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2014 Olson Estate Vineyard Old Vine Reserve Pinot Noir
August 31, 2016
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August 31, 2016
The 2014 Olson Vineyard Old Vine Reserve has a sweet, rich aroma at first of raspberries and red cherries, turning darker, deeper and more intense with each inhalation. floral rose notes complete the fragrance. The flavors are sweet, bright and fresh, with rich red and dark cherries followed by darker berries and finishing with a rich tannic oak-spice background. The texture is rich and thick, with noticeable round and spicy tannins. The finish is long, rich and sustained with dark berry flavors intermingling with the oak notes. This wine benefit from cellaring but can be enjoyed anytime with decanting.
Olson Vineyard is Torii Mor’s estate vineyard, located in the Dundee Hills AVA of the Willamette Valley. The vineyard was first planted in 1972, making it one of the oldest vineyards in the valley. Olson Vineyard is LIVE certified.
Harvested on September 28, the fruit was hand-picked, sorted, destemmed then fermented in a 2.5 ton oak upright for 18 days before pressing. The fruit was inoculated with RB2 yeasts and fermented for 18 days without cold soak. The wine aged for over 22 months in French oak barrels, 50% new, the remaining neutral oak. The barrels were racked in May after Malo-Lactic fermentation, then again in August when the blend was put together before returning to neutral barrels for another 10 months before bottling. Olson Vineyard and Torii Mor Winery are LIVE certified.